Plan for life after school
Planning or preparing for adulthood is a term used to describe this time in your life, as you move from being a child to a young adult.
It helps to start thinking about this transition early. If you have an education, health and care plan (EHCP), this preparation should be included in your annual review from year 9.
If you do not have an EHCP it is still important to start preparing early so you have time to think and plan what you want to do in the future. Your school or college can support you and your family.
If you have SEN support and need more help you can ask for a needs assessment
What to think about should include:
- whether you want to continue to learn
- what sort of job or training you might do
- where you might live and how you will manage your money
- managing your own health
- taking part in community activities.
If you get help from the NHS, they will tell you about adult health services. If you are aged 16 to 19 then your health needs may be reassessed.
The information for young people section will help you find the information, advice and support you need to prepare for the future.